I have been a member here for several yrs. thought maybe I would try downloading a few pics. I hope they go through , the first is of my Izzy he is now 7 yrs old. The second is of his little sister Moxie she is going on 2 and a half I believe. She is a rescue ,and in the last pic you can see she is not so much a little sister, but they love each other anyway. Of course even with the difference in size Izzy still rules the roost.
@kembe Actually only Izzy is pure basenji , he is a very good boy except for meeting new people, when new people come to the house they have to sit with there hands very still till he investigates each and every one of them and if he approves they may then pet him. He also brings his food dish on demand, also gives High fives and hugs if you ask him. Never counter surfs ,or jumps fences. He does like to tear the bed up though and he loves perfumy smells if someone has perfume on he will rub himself all over them. Then there is Moxie she is the comedian of the two she does some really funny things. We got her from Basenji rescue, she looked really basenji when she was about 10 mo. but after we got her she kept growing and growing, she is now over 50lbs. the vet decided she has more boxer then anything, maybe a little basenji, but we love her anyway, she is a clinger, she is always by my side.
It’s funny about the “perfumey smells” - my basenji does the same thing with smokers. She will rub herself up against them and goes crazy around the puffs of cigarette smoke. It is so weird and no one in our family smokes. I tell people she’s a “closet smoker” and getting her fix.
I'm kinda embarrassed to admit this, but Jenga Jeng had a favorite smell that he loved to rub in too. Coyote poop. It was like an aphrodisiac to him. He'd find it on the trail, his eyes would light up and he'd just burry a shoulder in it. And, I mean fast too. It became a contest between us after awhile to see was gonna be asleep at the wheel once we stumbled on it. He had a lot a marks in the win column.